Popular smartphone chip maker Qualcomm in an event on May. 09 unveiled two new chips processors under the Snapdragon lineup with the release of Snapdragon 660 and the Snapdragon 630 processors. The former will be replacing the existing Snapdragon 652 chip with the latter replacing the Snapdragon 626 chip.
Both the new chips from Qualcomm offer more power, features and also a faster connectivity while also seeing a significant increase in the battery life. Details from The Verge reveal the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset is already shipping out to OEMs while the lower-end 630 processor will soon follow suit. At the moment, there's no actual information on which manufacturer will be the first among the lot to implement the latest chipset in their devices.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and 630 processors both have Qualcomm's latest QuickCharge 4.0 charging technologies in them. Bluetooth 5.0 by default will be a part of the new processors alongside an X12 LTE model which achieves network speeds up to 600mbps. Qualcomm says the new chips also have better and improved camera processing and increased speeds.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processors offer a 20 percent speed boost in CPU performance over the Snapdragon 652 while the 630 has a 10 percent speed boost over the Snapdragon 626. A separate report from Ars Technica explains the architecture of the new processors including the latest LPDDR4 RAMs that are now supported up to a frequency of 1866mHz on the 660 chipsets while the 630 has also received significant boosts up to a frequency of 1333mHz.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset is based on the Kyro 260 architecture with four cores clocked at 2.2gHz while the other four cores run at a frequency of 1.8gHz. With Adreno 512 graphics on board, it will support a maximum display resolution of 2560x1600px. It's only a matter of time until the new chips are onboard the upcoming smartphones from various OEMs like Samsung, Xiaomi, and Moto to name a few.